[SOLVED] opensuse 11.4 cannot use the tar.gz file from Realtek rtl8192se
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opensuse 11.4 cannot use the tar.gz file from Realtek rtl8192se
Not too many entries for this Realtek product in the forum, but it appears that the commands MAKE and MAKE INSTALL do not work in opensuse 11.4 for the above Realtek NIC. I suspect that it is Realtek's driver which is a tar.gz file and the problem. They do not provide either an rpm or deb file.
Is there anyone out there who has had success with this driver in opensuse 11.4, or for that matter, opensuse 11.3?
Yeah....I'll go back on the laptop..that's where the problem is...a Toshiba. And the only wireless onboard is the Realtek.
For right now, without having the display at hand and by memory...basically in a terminal, attempting to compile their driver which is known as
rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0017.0705,2010.tar.gz, after I "decompose it" by using tar -xzvf..etc to get the file ready to compile, "make", I get an error in the terminal to the effect that "make" is not a valid command.
Now, this procedure works fine in say, Debian 6, or Kubuntu, etc. Also, it works in PCLinux 2010. But for some reason, in my netinstall version of opensuse 11.4, it has a heart attack.
I'll have to shut down now but tomorrow I'll post the exact words of the hiccup in the terminal.
There are a whole slew of updates for this install which I think I shall install before I try anything else. Perhaps an upgrade/update will kill this problem, but it seems that installing a wireless device should be close to elementary action...I've done this so many times before.
Distribution: pclos2016, Slack14.1 Deb Jessie, + 50+ other Linux OS, for test only.
There are a whole slew of updates for this install ..
When you do # zypper in kernel-desktop-devel
.. then you will get the latest update = 22.214.171.124-0.5.1 .
So the only required update is 'kernel-desktop' : # zypper in kernel-desktop
... Which will provide "kernel-desktop-126.96.36.199-0.5.1 :
And you now have a match with kernel-desktop-devel, and can build a 3rd party
module / driver. You will have to reboot to use these new files.
Finally. Downloading with zypper kernel-desktop did the trick. Now running 188.8.131.52-0.5.1 and it merely needed the new desktop to install. A contribution above from SL00b to a site with the rpm didn't work...it left an error message about a repository.
So this is being typed on the Toshiba laptop and the RTL device running smoothly.
I hate laptop keyboards. They ought to make the touchpads much smaller because of big hands.